In celebration of the Washington Capitals advancing to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 20 years, local bars restaurants, and outdoor drinking arenas are showing some mega team spirit.
The home team is facing Western Conference champs the Vegas Golden Knights in a best-of-seven series. The victor claims the Stanley Cup. The Caps are one win away from their first NFL championship, taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series after a 6-2 victory in Game 4; Game 5 gets going at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 in Las Vegas.
Here’s a guide to dining specials as well as bars and restaurants that plan to broadcast the game that could finally bring the cup home to Capitals fans.
1201 Half Street SE
The open air gathering spot opposite Nationals Park is opening at 6 p.m. and airing the game on a new 12-foot big screen, complete with $5 drink specials. There will be live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and attendees are allowed to bring their own folding chairs. Kids are welcome until 9 p.m.; well-behaved pets can hang all night.
425 Seventh Street NW
The chain Italian restaurant is offering two frozen cocktails ($7 each) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the Stanley Cup finals, and will extend the pricing on its happy hour menu during the same times. Carmine’s is also offering valet parking ($13 per vehicle) for fans driving to Capital One Arena, and has secured a cardboard cutout of Caps star Alex Ovechkin for those who wish to snap fake-me-out selfies.
5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW
The neighborhood pub in Friendship Heights will air Game 5. Food and drink deals include $5 Angry Orchard Rose Cider pints, $5 Blue Point Toasted Lager cans, and $7 Corona Familiar 32-ounce bottles. Discount bar snacks during all the games include $5 fried pickles and $5 corn fritters.
1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Georgetown’s newest beer hall is offering $2 off all drafts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will gives fans wearing Caps gear their first beer for free.
781 Seventh Street NW
This recent addition to Chinatown is contributing to the Game 5 festivities by running its regular happy hour specials all day and offering one free shot to fans wearing Caps gear.
City Tap House
In addition to broadcasting all the Capitals games at both locations, the City Tap houses in Penn Quarter and Dupont plan to offer half-price appetizers including street corn dip, hummus, and corn- crab hush puppies while playoff games are happening. Hockey fans who show up in Capitals jerseys or other home team gear will also be privy to two types of pizza, and extended happy hour pricing on discounted drinks.
627 H Street NW
This subterranean drinking den is offering happy hour deals all night — including $5 boilermakers, $6 house wines, and $2 off draft beers — and will stay open an hour after the game ends.
The pizza parlor is offering all-night happy hour throughout the Stanley Cup finals. In Shaw (804 V Street NW) happy hour starts at 4 p.m. with $8 cocktails, $7 wines, $6 spirits, $5 beer, and $5-$8 bar snacks. At the new Navy Yard location (1237 First Street SE), happy hour with the same deals kicks off at 3 p.m.
555 8th Street NW
The Penn Quarter bar is becoming a Caps fan hub via an illuminated red courtyard and added screens outdoors. The Wilson Punch, inspired by Washington Capitals player Tom Wilson, will be available all day through the duration of the finals for $6 per glass, with $1 benefiting the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
1348 Florida Avenue NW
This spacious beer bar is offering $2 off drafts before 7 p.m., and $4 pints/$8 liters of Miller High Life all night long for Game 5.
Hill Country Backyard Barbecue
401 F Street NW
Its Penn Quarter restaurant will be closed until 10 p.m. for a private event, but Hill Country’s seasonal pop-up at the National Building Museum — which is just steps from Capital One Arena — will serve $4 pints of Bud Light while broadcasting the game.
Hill Restaurant Group
Navy Yard’s Willie’s Brew & Que (300 Tingey Street SE) plans to broadcast Game 5 on its sixteen 60-inch TVs with full surround sound. During every 2018 Stanley Cup finals game, Willie’s will offer select $4 draft beers, and select $15 pitchers of beer. The same deals are available at sister bar Finn McCool’s (713 Eighth Street SE), which has a new Irish menu, four 120-inch projector screens, and twelve 60-inch TV’s. Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) will offer $5 rail drinks, and $20 buckets of select beers during Caps-Knights games.
4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, Md.
This homegrown chain is contributing to Bethesda Row’s outdoor watch party by grilling hot dogs ($5 each), burgers ($7), and offering drink specials — including drafts of Corona and Bud Light ($5), and two cocktails ($10) — starting at 6 p.m.
600 13th Street NW
The glitzy downtown steakhouse is featuring its Dreamberry cocktail and will be screening the games in the lounge and on a 80-inch LCD TV in the private dining room.
5501 14th Street NW
This neighborhood watering hole is offering $3 beers from local producer 3 Stars Brewing Company throughout Game 5.
33 Pearl Street SW
In addition to hosting a free pre-game show at 7 p.m., this concert venue is offering $4 “Rock the Red” shots made with whiskey, cranberry juice, and lime. Game 5 will be broadcast on a nearby projection screen starting at 8 p.m.
801 E Street NW
Caps pregame specials, available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., includes $2 off all beers.
3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, Va.
Local brewery Port City is showing the Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals with sound on a projection screen in its beer garden. Doors open at 6 p.m.
3655 Georgia Avenue NW
This neighborhood bar is cutting the price of any whiskey drink by 10 percent (up to half off) for every goal the Caps score during each game of the Stanley Cup finals.
1353 H Street NE
This Atlas District mainstay is showing Game 5 on its rooftop and offering happy hour deals — including $3 Tecate, $4 Budweiser and Bud Light, $4 rail drinks, half-price chicken wings, and $1 off any other menu item — all night long.
4075 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.
The neighborhood beer bar is offering $0.75 chicken wings all day and running drink specials during Game 5.
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW
This Georgetown beer bar is extending its regular happy hour deals — $4 for select beers, wines, cocktails, and bar snacks — all night long for Game 5.
Victor Albisu has created a new taco as a nod to the Stanley Cup’s Canadian origins. The Lord Stanley features chorizo, fries, bacon, cheese, chipotle maple ($4.50) and is available at all Taco Bamba locations throughout the Stanley Cup finals.
1206 H Street NE
This Atlas District standby is taking $1 off the price of Jameson whiskey for each goal (limit: 5) the Capitals score during each game of the Stanley Cup finals.